By Stan Heller, Consultant, VectorVest Canada
Friday night’s Strategy of the Week (SOTW) presentation about the 6 BIG Mistakes investors make is sure to cause some self-examination by most of us. Which of the 6 was your biggest mistake? In my case, there was probably a tie between at least two of them. We can only improve by taking the time to analyze our mistakes and try and limit them in 2015.
JOIN ME. I hope you’ll join me tomorrow (Monday) at 1:00 p.m. EST for our regular SOTW Q&A. We’ll also review the CA and US market conditions and study a few of the stocks and industries that are rising and few that are falling. To join in, please click on the following link: http://news.vectorvest.com/CA_SOTW_QA_020915_registration.html
WATCHLIST UPDATES: Look for several Stock/ETF additions and deletions being made in our Special WatchLists early next week. We conduct a monthly review of our four Special WatchLists in the Canadian Database: DRIPS, Monthly Dividend Payers, WOW Dividend Growth, and WOW Value and Growth. It’s been another challenging month with several companies either discontinuing their DRIPS, suspending their dividends and/or moving to Quarterly dividends from Monthly. There’s no other service out there that I’m aware of that tries to provide comprehensive, regularly updated lists in the same way we do at VectorVest. It can be a challenge to keep up-to-date in times like these, especially with what’s happening in the oil sector. If you are aware of any additions or deletions that should be made to our lists, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The WOW WatchLists stands for WatchList of WatchLists. We research several leading magazines including MoneySense, MoneySaver, Investor’s Digest, Canadian Business and others as well as the BNN guest picks to find stock ideas they are covering. Each month several new ideas are added and a few are removed when they have fallen off the radar. If the stocks are being widely discussed and promoted, they will make the list regardless whether ratings by VectorVest are good, bad or just fair.
There are several interesting stock ideas that are being added to our lists this week including DRT, PHM and NHC. PHM and NHC are healthcare stocks that have cracked VectorVest’s top 10 VST stocks over the last few weeks. DRT is one of the most widely mentioned for its innovative solutions to interior office space. NOTE the Flag pattern at right edge. If it breaks above the Flag trend line, it could resume its upward march.
Several new, ETFs have been added as the magazine and BNN guests have increased their coverage as ETFs gain in popularity. Most favoured by the media analysts are the ‘low cost’ ETFs. Vanguard led the way in this regard and other management companies have followed up and in some cases have forced Vanguard to lower their fees even further.
Monthly Dividend Payers WatchList:
DELETE: LTS, ATP, JE, MAR, FNV, FP, SVY, SGL, TET.
SGL and TET have suspended dividends for now while the others will pay quarterly dividends.
ADD TO MDP WATCHLIST: New monthly dividend payers are FAO, ETP
We have requested the following new monthly dividend ETF’S be added to the database:
ZDI, RHU, RID, HSL, HUF, HEA, HAB.A, HAD.A, HAF.A, HFP.A, HSL.A, HUF.V, HEA.V, HEA.A, HNY.A, HSL, HUF, HAX.
We have requested the following new quarterly dividend ETFs be added to the database: HAA.A, HUS.V, HUT.A, ZEL
DRIP WATCHLIST: (these companies have suspended their DRIP programs):
DELETE: ERF, JE, PWT, EGL.U
WOW DIVIDENDS WATCHLIST:
ADD: FFH, CRR.U
WOW VALUE AND GROWTH:
DELETE: LRE, RFC, AVE, RTK, DEE, NOA,, CDI, BXE, CFW, TRZ.B, WJX MBT,Y, FRC
ADD: WB, ECI, CVL, ELF, HSE, DII.B, EFX, SVY, AGT, FM, SOX, TOT, OGD, IDG, SMA, ISV, LNF, SPN, F.U, KDX, CXI, CET, ET, CEF.A, ZLB, XEU, VXC, QSR, PHM, HBC, DRT, PSK, DIV, NHC, AX.U, TOO, GUD, VCN, XIC, HXT,VFV,VXC, XEF, XEC, VAB, VSB, ZDB, ZPR, ZLB, ZLU, XMI, BTO, FM, MST.U, AAR.U, QBR.U, VII
Once again, please join me tomorrow for our free webinar about the 6 BIG Mistakes Investors Make. Register at: http://news.vectorvest.com/CA_SOTW_QA_020915_registration.html